• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 287

    A PAIR OF UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND PUCE-ENAMELLED BRUSH HANDLES

    QIANLONG IRON-RED SEALMARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-95)

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    A PAIR OF UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND PUCE-ENAMELLED BRUSH HANDLES
    QIANLONG IRON-RED SEALMARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-95)
    Each cylindrical handle boldly decorated with two ferocious five-clawed dragons writhing through stylised clouds and five bats
    8¾ in. (22 cm.) long, fitted box (2)


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    A very similarly decorated pair of brushes with iron-red dragons from the Wang Xing Lou Collection is illustrated in Imperial Perfection, The Palace Porcelain of Three Chinese Emperors, Hong Kong, 2004, p. 94 & 95, no. 31

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